On Monday afternoon, Rangers announced a new sponsorship deal.
Carrick Packaging has become the Official Partner of the club’s Academy and Development teams for the 2019/20 season.
The Glasgow-based company’s name will now adorn the playing shirts used by youth teams. It’s also stated that the company will have a ‘significant presence’ at Academy fixtures and within Ibrox over the coming campaign.
“Having the support of Carrick Packaging for this season is hopefully a reflection of the hard work, modern practice and innovative change that has went into our Academy over the last few years and we are delighted that we now have a partner in Carrick Packaging who are as passionate about developing young people as we are,” Gers Head of Academy Craig Mulholland told the club’s website.
“Before agreeing this exciting partnership, we spent time with our friends at Carrick Packaging and they have come into our environment and witnessed the Academy culture, playing style, strategy and philosophy and also some of the exceptional talent we now have in Rangers Academy.”
John Jordan, Managing Director of Carrick Packaging then added: “As a business, Carrick Packaging takes great pride in investing in and developing, young talent. Over the years we have been in the fortunate position to be able to pursue that passion further and to lend our support to young sportsmen and women across the UK.
“After seeing first-hand the stellar work being carried out at the Hummel Training Centre by Craig Mulholland and his team, we were honoured to be invited to become the Official Partner for the club’s Academy and Development teams.”
There’s a sense that 2019/20 is a big one for Rangers. With every strand of the club including the first team, academy and women’s team all now integrated into one department, things are moving ahead with speed.
The club is looking to offer better opportunities to it’s best young talent after pulling out of the SPFL Reserve League. The Young Gers are now set to play regularly against top European sides and the financial support of a sponsor is bound to help particularly with that side of things.
With sponsorship deals, transfer business and redevelopments, it’s certainly been a busy summer so far at Ibrox.